Martin Lewis warning to avoid heating bills skyrocketing in winter

Expert Martin Lewis and his team warn people not to follow the dangers of a popular heating myth.

The MoneySavingExpert website has debunked common myths about trying to keep your home warm during the winter months.

A hotly debated issue is whether to keep the heater low all day or just when you need it.

With many of us still working at home, heating bills are likely to rise more than usual.

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According to experts at the Energy Saving Trust, the idea that it is cheaper to keep the heating on all day is a myth, according to MSE The Liverpool Echo.

According to experts, the best way to save energy and money in the long run is to keep the heating on only when you need it.

MSE recommends that a timer is the best method as your thermostat will turn the heating on and off to keep your home at the temperature you set.

If you keep your heating low all day, you might face significantly higher bills.

The main problem is that the cost is due to the total amount of energy required to heat your home.

While a certain amount of energy is constantly leaking out of your house; How much depends on how good your insulation is.

However, the Energy Saving Trust says if you leave the heating on all day, you will lose energy all day. Therefore, it is better to only heat your home when you need it.

But it’s not that simple and straightforward.

MSE states that some specialists disagree – arguing that you should keep the heating on all the time for an entirely different reason.

They advocate keeping the heater low all day, turning all radiator valves to the maximum and the boiler to the minimum, and say the problem with turning the heater on and off is that every time you turn it off, condensation builds up in the walls .

This condensation can help move heat outside of the home, it is said – which means you release heat faster and use more energy as a result.

However, MSE is focused on keeping costs down – and the cheapest way to keep heating costs down is to use the heater as needed.

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